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Places of interest

Archeology

Grottes d'Azé - 71260 Azé

Grottes d

The caves of Aze compose the longest arranged underground network of Burgundy. The prehistoric Cave is also the oldest habitat know in Burgundy : between 300 000 and 400 000 B.C. Worth seeing : Exceptional remnants of bears ans felines are found here. The underground river reveals the stroll of water and discloses a great geological diversity. The museum thanks to the richness of its collections, helps with the understanding of the classified site of Aze.

Grottes de Blanot - 71250 Blanot

Grottes de Blanot

Les grottes de Blanot s’ouvrent dans la gorge de la Mangette sur le flanc Ouest du Mont st Romain, point culminant du Clunisois.
De formation très ancienne (fin tertiaire), la grotte se développe dans les calcaires du Bajociens (Jurassique), dans une zone tourmentée faite de courts panneaux calcaires entrecoupés de failles importantes. Cette bande de calcaire vient buter contre les micro-granites du Mont st Romain.

Les Carrières de La Lie - 71960 La Roche Vineuse

Les Carrières de La Lie

LA ROCHE VINEUSE, route des pérelles - « Lie Quarry » site
Today, a meticulous and long drawn- out archeological job enables us to recount partly how the gallo-romans, the merovingians and up to the twentieth century this limestone quarry was worked.
You will discover:
- Rock formation,
- Mining techniques, tools according to each period,
- Marks on the hew front,
- The rock’s destination (sarcophagus, construction,…)
And also
- A natural site (limestone lawn, wild orchids…)
- A leaved tree arboretum planted in 2007
Opening arrangements

Prices

Adults (groupe plus de 10 personnes)

  • Price: 3 €

Roman Art

La Chapelle des Moines - 71960 Berzé-la-Ville

La Chapelle des Moines

The Chapel of the Monks, a masterpiece of mural painting from the 12th century.
The chapel was built at the beginning of the 12th century at the initiative of the Abbot of Cluny Hugh de Semur, builder of Cluny III. It was part of a priory of which it is today the only vestige.
Discover the lower chapel which still retains many traces of a painted decor and the high chapel, famous for its exceptional wall paintings.

Prices

Groups

  • Price: 3.3 €

Castles

Château de Brancion - 71700 Martailly-les-Brancion

Château de Brancion

With its famous historical past, this 11th, 12th and 15th century Castle of the Dukes of Burgundy (and later the Kings of France) situated in the heart of Romanesque church and Macon vineyard country, between Cluny and Tournus, is the most important fortified site in Southern Burgundy.
Don’t miss the 12th century church, 15th century market place.
Hotspot wifi.

Prices

Adults (10 personnes minimum)

  • Price: 4.5 €

School groups (Groupes scolaires ou périscolaires, gratuité accompagnateurs)

  • Min.: 3 €
  • Max.: 6 €

Château de Corcelles - 69220 Corcelles en Beaujolais

Château de Corcelles

The Château de Corcelles has 92 hectares of vines in Beaujolais . The vineyard has a wide variety of soils on different appellations : Beaujolais, Beaujolais- Villages and Brouilly in Gamay, and Bourgogne Blanc in Chardonnay.
The Château de Corcelles is open to visitors. An audio-guide (to 12 people) or a guided tour will lead you around this magnificent site .
We can also suggest a customized tour.
Come and taste our wines in our boutique dedicated to that activity.
You will be warmly greeted in an authentic setting and will be able to share in our passion for wine with a person who really knows his subject.

Château de Drée - 71800 Curbigny

Château de Drée

Built during the 17th century in middle of a 10ha french style gardens, the Château de Drée is today a good exemple of the french way of life of that time.
Entirelly furnished, after a huge restauration, we welcom you for a guided tours in English every days at 1pm in july and august.
It last 2 hours to discover the 'petit Versailles du Brionnais" (1h guided tour 1h free-guided tour of the gardens)

Château de Pierreclos - 71960 Pierreclos

Château de Pierreclos

Between Cluny and the Rock of Solutré, 10 min from Mâcon: A fun and cultural visit brings you back to Middle Ages, from the vaulted cellars to the turrets of the tower.
Take a stroll on the terrace overlooking the vineyards, imagine the animation that reigned in the fifteenth century in the kitchen or the bakery, put yourself in the shoes of a prisoner in the prisons or a soldier in the room of weapons ...
Anecdotes and historical information are revealed over the course of a self-guided tour where fun and memorable activities are specially fitted out for children (booklet-games, handling of a real chain mail, sensory play ...).
You can also taste the wines of the estate and get to the souvenir shop.

Château de Vinzelles - 71680 Vinzelles

Château de Vinzelles

Château de Vinzelles – 1007-2007 : a millennium of history and traditions.

Treasury of the Southern Burgundy, the Château de Vinzelles dominates the valley of the Saône. Architectural ensemble rermarquable which will walk you through centuries. Strong house of the XIth, noble house of the XIII and XVIIth centuries, wine cellar of the XVIIth sheltering two magnificent presses " à grand point ".
It is to the Grand Argentier, Claude de Bullion, the superintendent of the finances of Louis XIII that we owe buildings of the XVIIth century. Implanted from the Gallo-Roman time, the vine grows up in perfect symbiosis with the soil and the old stones.

Opening to the public in July and August: f

Château Médiéval de Berzé - 71960 Berzé le Chatel

Château Médiéval de Berzé

Family property, built by the forefathers of the current owners to protect the abbey of Cluny, Berzé dominates a magnificent panorama the vineyards of the valley of Solutré. Built by XI ° in XV ° century around its Carolingian chapel, it preserves all its defensive system, thirteen towers, which two donjons, châtelet of entrance and its medieval rooms. It is so the most important and preserved fortresses of Burgundy. Each of three surrounding walls shelters multiple gardens which since 2011 are rewarded by the label “remarkable gardens”: formal garden, orchards, kitchen gardens.

Various

Centre Eden - 71190 Cuisery

Centre Eden

Destination nature ! La nature donne un grand spectacle au centre Eden et se met en scène de manière ludique et attractive : aquariums, aqua-terrariums, jeux audiovisuels... Parc amenagé à l'extérieur.
Visite interactive par tablette tactile : visitez le musée avec une tablette tactile et répondez au quizz. Vos bonnes réponses vous permettront de mettre en oeuvre les bonnes pratiques du developpement durable.

Exposition temporaire 2017 : L'odyssée du vol

Le centre eden vous propose toute l'année un programme d'animations riche et diversifié : participation à la nuit des musées et à la nuit des étoiles, séances de planétarium, conférences, visite théatralisées...

Accueil de scolaires toute l'année pour des séjours ou journées découverte de la nature.

location d'un gite de groupe ( à partir de 15 personnes minimum)

Prices

Groups (en visite libre)

  • Price: 4 €

Ecomusee de la Bresse - 71270 Pierre-de-Bresse

Ecomusee de la Bresse

Built in the 17th century by Claude de Thiard de Bissy on the site of an old seigniorial stronghold, the château de Pierre-de-Bresse and its park remained in the hands of family descendents until 1956. The château was then acquired by the Saone-et-Loire county council and since then all the buildings have undergone a serious refurbishment programme. The general public can now visit permanent exhibitions that evoke, illustrate and explain natural environments, history, aspects of traditional life and the present economic and social situations to be found in the Burgundy Bresse region. Other areas are reserved for audiovisual shows, temporary exhibitions, the documentary and research centre,

Ferme-musée de la Forêt - 01560 Courtes

Ferme-musée de la Forêt

Venez découvrir cette authentique ferme Bressane à colombages de la fin du XVIème siècle. Une architecture remarquable sur laquelle veille une mystérieuse cheminée sarrasine...
Pousser la porte de la "maison", pour voir un intérieur traditionnel Bressan. Lors de visites libres ou commentées, vivez la tradition, apprivoisez les coutumes et admirez les costumes et objets d'antan dans une ambiance chaleureuse autour du foyer.La ferme vous offre ensuite la possibilité de flâner dans le grenier et les étables à la rencontre de divers outils des champs et machines agricoles.
Une véritable remontée dans le temps.

29/05/2015 au 15/06/2015 : 10:30 - 12:30 et 14:30 - 18h00 (samedi, dimanche et jours fériés)

16/06/2015 au 27/09/2015 : 10:30 - 12:30 et 14:30 - 18h00 (mardi, mercredi, jeudi, vendredi, samedi et dimanche)

01/10/2015 au 31/10/2015 : 10:30 - 12:30 et de 14:30 - 18:00 (samedi et dimanche)

Hameau Duboeuf - 71570 Romanèche Thorins

Hameau Duboeuf

Hameau Duboeuf offers treasures of art and craftsmanship, dream and imagination. A unique collection of rare objects, displays and presentations, a wonderful journey through the trades of the vine and of wine, not forgetting a chance to sample the end product.
In the heart of the vines, discover the fragrances of the flowers, bark, fruits and spices that make up the rich aromas of wine in the Beaujolais garden. A paradise for wine lovers, garden enthusiasts and anyone who enjoys family walks. Take your time and let your senses guide you.
The Station invites you to explore the legendary wine transport route. Restaurant and shop.

Prices

Adults

  • Price: 16.4 €

School groups

  • Min.: 8 €
  • Max.: 10 €

Musée de la préhistoire - 71960 Solutré-Pouilly

Musée de la préhistoire

Le musée de Solutré présente les collections d’un des plus riches gisements préhistoriques d’Europe : un site de chasse fréquenté pendant plus de 25 000 ans par des hommes du Paléolithique supérieur (de 35 000 à 10 000 ans av. J.-C.) qui sont venus chasser, dépecer et boucaner des milliers de chevaux et rennes. Aménagé sur le gisement archéologique, le parc archéologique et botanique de Solutré complète la visite du musée. Il permet de découvrir une grande variété d’espèces végétales caractéristiques du milieu naturel et les résultats essentiels des recherches archéologiques.

Basse saison (octobre à mars) : de 10h à 17h
Haute saison (avril à septembre) : de 10h à 18h
Ouverture tous les jours. Fermeture exceptionnelle le 1er mai ainsi que du 15 décembre au 15 janvier.

Musée de la Vigne et du Vin - 71960 La Roche Vineuse

Musée de la Vigne et du Vin

In a building from the XVI century, discover our old tools from our former trades. Our winery are open for more explication on our vinification technique. After that, we propose you a tasting in our cellar of XVII century.

Musée départemental de la Bresse-Domaine des Planons - 01380 Saint-Cyr-sur-Menthon

Musée départemental de la Bresse-Domaine des Planons

At the heart of the countryside, 20 minutes from Macon, the museum presents the life Bresse 15th century to today.
Architecture, rituals and customs, traditional clothing and caps resembling fireplace Saracen, enamels, local food and agriculture ... the museum's collections will be honoring the territory of the good life.
The museum includes the discovery of classified historic monument and its dependencies farm. This farm is a unique testimony of the Bresse architecture characterized by its "Saracen" fireplace and timber frame construction. The reconstruction of the interior of the farmer with wooden furniture and everyday objects immerses you in the life of a peasant family of the 18th century.
The vast natural area, giant games, Bressan coffee and poultry AOC, provide an opportunity for a country walk or a family day out.
Boutique with local products free access.

Prices

Adults

  • Min.: 3 €
  • Max.: 5 €

School groups

  • Min.: 1.5 €
  • Max.: 3.25 €

Musée départemental du compagnonnage - 71570 Romanèche-Thorins

Musée départemental du compagnonnage

The museum explains the concept of special guilds for the building and construction trades, by showcasing the collection of Pierre-François Guillon ( 1848-1923 ), a Master carpenter of the guild known as “ The Duty of Freedom ”.
Pierre-François Guillon founded a school for construction design arts in 1871 in Romanèche-Thorins. There he taught carpentry, joinery, and stonework to apprentices from all over France and from abroad, for 52 years. After Guillon’s death in 1923, his son Osiris donated his father’s masterworks, all the documents and souvenirs of his life as a Master, and all the School’s students’ documents and models to the department of Saône-et-Loire.

PARC DES OISEAUX - 01330 Villars les Dombes

PARC DES OISEAUX

In a wetland of 1 000 ponds, France’s biggest ornithological reserve offers a unique world tour with nearly 3 000 birds, representing 300 different species, from all of the world’s continents!

Unique : feed the lorikeets - Birds in flight show
Discover a 27m high panoramic tower which offer visitors a vertical itinerary, which is accessible by all !

Prices

Adults (Pour 20 personnes minimum)

  • Price: 16 €

Touroparc zoo - 71570 Romanèche-Thorins

Touroparc zoo

The zoo is open all year long. In this exotic and remarkable laid-oud 10 ha park, you will have a close up encounter with elephants, giraffes, seals, zebras, antilops, exotic birds and the prestigious couple of royal white tigers. Various attractions.
Water slides in July and August.

Museums in Mâcon

Apothicairerie de l'Hôtel-Dieu - 71000 Mâcon

Apothicairerie de l

The apothecary shop
At the ground floor of the Hotel-Dieu hospital, build on Soufflot’s plans after 1761, the apothecary shop, or “sale-room”, has preserved its panelling of the XVIIIth century and the richness of its collection of chemistry pots: “albarelli”, “chevrettes” and others pills boxes issued from a local ceramics production.

Musée des Ursulines - 71000 Mâcon

Musée des Ursulines

Ursulines’ Museum
This old convent was built ca. 1675 for the education of young girls, the Ursulines, issued from the middle-class. After the French Revolution, it was successively used as a prison in 1793 (where Lamartine’s father was incarcerated), a military barrack (1796-1929) and as a “House of the People” before it became the Ursulines’ museum in 1968. The department of archaeology presents the excavations lead in our city from Prehistory to Gallo-roman and medieval periods. The first floor offers an overview of the life of Mâcon, the work in the vineyard, the activities linked to the river Saône and a special space devoted to Lamartine. Finally, the second floor’s rooms present a collection of the artistic creation of the late five centuries.

Site archéologique de Saint-Clément - 71000 Mâcon

Site archéologique de Saint-Clément

The archaeological site of Saint-Clément
Recent excavations offer the visitors to follow the transformations of that church located in the old township of Saint-Clément, in the surroundings of Mâcon. Built as a funeral basilica in the VIth century, it gradually became a liturgical centre until the XIXth century.

Vieux Saint-Vincent - 71000 Mâcon

Vieux Saint-Vincent

Near the old oppidum of Mâcon, the two towers and the narthex constitute the only remnants of the former cathedral whose tympanum is an exceptional masterpiece of the Roman period. Inside the building, a model, plans and architectural elements permit to reconstitute the evolution of the building from the XIth to the XVth century.